Category: Goa News Highlights

Inactive children at more risk of contracting cancer: Mallath

Panaji: Raising grave concern over the sedentary lifestyle of youngsters, Dr Mohandas K Mallath, a senior consultant of Digestive Oncology on Wednesday said that physical inactivity can increase the risk of developing cancer. “Today kids are not able to maintain their weight. Kids are dropped to schools by vehicles. Schools are located in cities and towns which have no playgrounds. […]

Persons extorting PWD Min taken into custody

Panjim: Three Maharashtrians, charged with demanding extortion of Rs 3 crore from PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar have been caught. They were picked up near the PWD Minister’s official residence and are in judicial custody. In his complaint to the Panjim police, Pauskar alleged that he had received three calls demanding the extortion amount with the threat of defamation if he […]

Experts to inspect HSRP process today

Panjim: After clearing the first round of inspection of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) last year, subsequent to which the project came into force, Real Mazon Pvt Ltd – the contractor appointed for fitment of registration plates – will face another test on Thursday. Experts from the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) will inspect the ongoing facility, in what […]

Five injured in Nessai cylinder blast

Margao: Four tenants and the house owner were injured in a cylinder blast at Nessai near the Margao Industrial Estate, on Tuesday. The injured are undergoing treatment. Officers of Margao fire station who attended to the emergency said that cylinder blast occurred in the house of one Milagres Mascarenhas at Whadlemoll Nessai. Property worth Rs 20,000 was destroyed in the […]

Mining Co workers against machinery shifting

Bicholim: A delegation of Vedanta mining company workers on Tuesday met Speaker Rajesh Patnekar to apprise him about the move of mining company to shift the machinery elsewhere. Later, workers also submitted memorandum to Bicholim Deputy Collector Sachin Desai requesting him to look into the matter. The delegation of Vedanta mining company workers met Speaker and Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar […]